Requisites in tareeq

A mureed inquired: what is the requisite thing to be acquired by the aspirant in this tareeq?

Hakeemul Ummat Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi ra replied:

“Firstly, overwhelming remembrance of Allah SWT so that least time is spent being forgetful (of Allah SWT) and secondly, consistency in fulfilling the commands of Shariah so that no disobedience occurs at all.

These are the essential things to be acquired and all the effort, struggle and therapies are adopted for these.”

Tarbiyatus Salik, volume 3, page 365